MARANG: Police finally tracked down the inmate who escaped from Marang Prison 14 days ago at Kampung Padang Tanjung, Bukit Payong here, yesterday evening.
GEORGE TOWN: Two men in their 30s nearly drowned after their sailboat's mast broke, leaving them to the mercy of rough seas and strong wind off the waters of Butterworth today.
PUTRAJAYA: Police will go all out and take stern action against corrupt practices in the local football scene, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
KUCHING: A total of 217 people from 98 families were relocated to a relief centre after their houses were inundated by floods in Taman Malihah in Matang near here today.
KUALA LUMPUR: Thanks to the Apple app "Find My iPhone", a Singaporean man was able to track and detain one of two men who had snatched his mother's handbag, which had contained an iPhone.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has directed the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) and Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia to step up surveillance and preventive measures along highways and roads identified as hotspots for wildlife crossing.
ROMPIN: Two more individuals will come forward next week to give statements to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) regarding 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) before PAC closes its hearing on the matter, said its chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin.
SEPANG : The body of Malaysian Ambassador to Switzerland Datuk Mohd Zulkephli Mohd Noor safely arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today.
LEDANG: The flood disaster in Johor claimed its first victim when a 14-year-old boy drowned while swimming at Kampung Tanjung Labuh, here today.
JOHOR BARU: Johor Umno remains bullish that it would be able to resolve all grassroots issues before the next general election.
GEMAS: KM43 of Jalan Tampin-Gemas, which was closed yesterday due to the overflowing Sungai Kelamah, is expected to be reopened tomorrow.
KUALA TERENGGANU: An elderly man succumbed to dengue at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ) hospital here yesterday, bringing the death toll due to dengue in Terengganu to eight this year.
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry wants private hospitals and healthcare facilities to adopt the revised guidelines by the National Blood Bank and the ministry to ensure the safety of blood stocks.
PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Health refutes claims spread over the social media that children born with small head or brain (microcephaly) which is happening in Brazil, is not related to the Zika virus but due to immunisation such as Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertusis vaccine).
JAKARTA: The Malaysian Embassy in Indonesia has expressed regret over local media reports on the resignation of Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, which were found to be inaccurate and confusing.
KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic on the North-South Highway (PLUS) heading to the north and East Coast Expressway (LPT) were reported to be moving slowly and was congested due to the increase in the number of vehicles for the Chinese New Year celebration tomorrow.
JOHOR BARU: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today attended a closed-door luncheon with the Johor Umno Liaison Body.
KEMAMAN: The Terengganu Wildlife Department has confirmed that the tiger which was hit by a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) at KM321.2 of the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 (LPT2) in Kemaman yesterday was from the wild, and did not escape from a zoo nearby.
PONTIAN: The Marine Police foiled an attempt by illegal immigrants to leave the country when they intercepted a speedboat off the waters of western Johor.
JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar granted an audience to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today.
GEORGE TOWN: Maritime authorities detained a Malaysian-registered trawler boat for ferrying three Thai fishermen off Penang waters here yesterday.
DUNGUN: Two robbers were hurt and another escaped when a policeman foiled their attempt to break into a home in Kampung Batu Tiong, yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has called for the implementation of 'Occupational Safety and Health' (OSH), to prevent accidents in the hospitality industry.
MALACCA: The number of flood victims sheltered at the 13 relief centres in the state continued to rise to 3,092 involving 670 families as at noon today.
GEMAS: As of 11am today, the Kilometer 43 Jalan Tampin-Gemas which has been closed yesterday due to the overflowing of Sungai Kelamah that had inundated the road is still closed to all road users.
KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flow heading towards northern, southern and eastern routes was reported to be smooth expect in four areas as at 11am today.
WHILE many parents find it increasingly difficult to persuade their kids to follow them to houses of friends and relatives over the festive season, some small customs still manage to bring the family together, such as the giving of ang pows.
“WE celebrate quite differently from the Chinese. They like everything to be red, while we like to see a spectrum of colours during Chinese New Year (CNY),” said Baba Cedric Tan.
Come March 1, Tan Sri Adenan Satem will celebrate his second anniversary as the chief minister of Sarawak. He has introduced a slew of initiatives to bring greater prosperity to the Land of the Hornbills. He shares with Adib Povera the highlights of his career in an hour-long interview
WHEN I was a child, the first sign that Chinese New Year was approaching was the Milo tins.
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